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Smart Probe to begin testing at UC Davis

Oct. 26, 2001 -  
BioLuminate, the Silicon Valley start-up that has been working with the Lab since earlier this year to develop a breast cancer detection tool, will begin testing the new diagnostic tool on human volunteer patients at the UC Davis Medical Center next week. Dubbed the “Smart Probe,” the tool provides...

Wadsworth offers personal perspective on Lab’s paradoxes

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
As a teenager in what is today the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen where his father, an officer in the British Army, was stationed in 1964, Jeff Wadsworth got his first exposure to terrorism. He was on the sideline when a bomb exploded in a soccer stadium where the game had been scheduled to...

Lab’s Facilities Management building for future

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
The Institutional Facilities Management Office was formed to provide non-parochial and strategic management of the Lab’s investments in its facilities and infrastructure in support of all of the Laboratory’s missions. Over the last four years, the Institutional Facilities Management Office has made...

NIF transport amplifies success

Oct. 19, 2001 -  
On the evening of Sept. 26, as part of an integrated test of the transport system, the first amplifier slab line-replaceable-unit (LRU) was installed into the National Ignition Facility. “There was a proud moment when the LRU was inserted,” said Gina Bonanno, associate project manager for NIF...

Phylos Announces Strategic Collaboration With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory For High Throughput Protein Production

Oct. 11, 2001 -  
LEXINGTON, MA— Phylos, Inc. has partnered today with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration,...

Gordon praises NNSA security efforts

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, NNSA Administrator John Gordon told employees they should keep three goals in mind: “protect ourselves, accomplish our mission, and help others.” Gordon addressed employees at all NNSA field offices, labs, and plants during a special all-hands address...

Partnership targets proteins to design new drugs

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Phylos, Inc. is partnering with the Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration, a team of LLNL scientists led by senior...

Jens Mahler named acting Engineering AD

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Director Bruce Tarter has named Jens Mahler as acting associate director for Engineering, to hold the position being vacated by Associate Director Spiros Dimolitsas. “Jens will do an excellent job as acting AD,” Dimolitsas said. “He is a seasoned manager who is widely respected by the programs and...

Team co-chairs seek members to tackle survey focus areas

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Action teams that will analyze the results of the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” and make recommendations to improve seven focus areas are being formed by the Survey Action Steering Committee. Nominations for employees to serve on the action teams are now being accepted. Supervisors...

Court orders release of Lab’s pay equity study

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
A Laboratory study on pay equity for women and minority employees is about to be made public. Recently, the Alameda County Superior Court ruled that a set of internal pay equity studies conducted by the Laboratory during the 1993-99 time frame should be released to plaintiffs in litigation...

PSOs step up efforts to stay on guard

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
While most of the Lab’s workforce has returned to some semblance of normalcy following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent U.S. actions, one group remains at a heightened state of alert: the officers of the Protective Force Division. Whether they check badges at the gates, patrol the site...

Lab technologies take top honors

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety-critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of LLNL researchers,...

Scramjet technology may be a propellant for hypersonic flight

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
Hypersonic flight has long intrigued Lab aeronautical engineer Preston Carter. His HyperSoar concept for an aircraft that would fly at 6,700 miles per hour — fast enough to get you anywhere on the globe in less than two hours — won wide-spread attention in the industry and news media when it was...
For article Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection Department

Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection Department

Oct. 5, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Ellen Raber has been named to lead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Environmental Protection Department. The appointment was effective October 1. Formerly the department's deputy leader, Raber has been serving as acting department head since July 1. The Environmental...

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Three Awards for Top Industrial Inventions

Oct. 4, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif – A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of LLNL...

Employees, organizations rally to raise funds to help Sept. 11 victims

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
Lab employees, well known for their charitable giving each year in the HOME Campaign, are spearheading a number of grassroots efforts to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of the outpouring of support from Lab employees: • Employees in the Plant Engineering...

Boeing hails Lab team’s work on missile defense

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
A remote sensor suite that will help verify the effectiveness of a ballistic missile defense system has earned a team of Laboratory scientists and engineers an award from Boeing. The remote optical characterization sensor suite (ROCSS), based on the Lab’s unique capabilities in infrared...

Airport security looks to Laboratory for expertise on X-ray imaging methods

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
In the Engineering directorate, Harry Martz is the director of the Center for Nondestructive Characterization (CNDC), but he has found himself in the national spotlight recently as a member of the National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on Assessment of Technology Deployed to Improve Commercial...

Laser casts new light on defense

Sept. 28, 2001 -  
Laboratory and U.S. Army officials today un-veiled a 10-kilowatt Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL) that could demonstrate a new short-range air and missile-defense capability. The 10-kW system is the highest average power single-beam solid-state laser in the world. The prototype, which...

Search Of Galactic Halo Yields A Treasure Trove Of Variable Stars

Sept. 26, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.--A project supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the nature of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way has yielded a treasure trove of data on 73 million stars, many of them variable. This database,...